MAP AND TERRITORY
International Group Exhibition
PERSONAL TERRITORIY | 2018
Plywood spiral | metal frame | 11 chairs | 3 carpets | 300x600x1200cm
On the inside wall of the installation are 3 questions in Chinese and English: What is the content of my personal territory? What do I want to add? What am I afraid of losing?
PERSONAL TERRITORY, 2018
The path into the spiral is a way in and out – a path to the center to contemplation and retreat and back to the surrounding context, the public. PERSONAL TERRITORY leads to an unknown place. The homely carpets fill the interior and spread the familiar, the own and vulnerable beyond its borders into the outside space.
But what do one’s own and the other include? What significance does the familiar have? What are the prerequisites to explore or even change these boundaries? How does the line manifest between the inner and the self, which wants to spread into the context, and vice versa? What questions, dilemmas and conflicts arise at these given or self-built borders? How do the different territories shape and behave in the process, and how does this ultimately anchor itself as our identity?